It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all oneself.
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful one can wage a pitiless war but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age when the sense of curiosity has withered.
People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.
Success is more dangerous than failure the ripples break over a wider coastline.
If you have abandoned one faith do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
Writing is a form of therapy sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write compose or paint can manage to escape the madness melancholia the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
No human being can really understand another and no one can arrange another’s happiness.